Those lyrics from the 1983 song by The Fixx capture the essence of getting out there and just talking to people and finding reasons to be known (e.g., a backdoor, vs frontdoor, method of locating opportunities.
Case in point: the Kendra interview didn’t “turn out” with me being the pick for her mom to go out with, but…
I was contacted and just shot a little segment for a reality show being created to help people in dire straits turn their lives around. It’s called “Reinvention” and I’ll be the career specialist.
I firmly believe that if you set something in your mind that you want, and work “the numbers” to get out and connect with as many people as possible, there’s always a way: sometimes completely out of NO way.
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DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.